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Chronicles of Oklahoma
Volume 3, No. 2
June, 1925

Page 169

Morrison William Brown, college president, born at Lexington, Va., June 12, 1877; son of James Davidson and Laura (Chapin) M.; A. B. Washington and Lee University, 1897; D. Litt., Austin College, Sherman, Texas, 1917; married Christine Barton of New Orleans, La., Dec. 25, 1902; teacher Latin, Rockville (Md.) Academy 1897-1900; principal high school, Beaumont, Texas, 1902; teacher Latin, Durant, (Okla) College, 1902-4; principal Williamson (W. Va.) Presbyterian Academy, 1904-7; president Oklahoma Presbyterian College for Girls, Durant, Okla., 1910-20, also associate professor history Southeastern State Teachers College since 1922. Trustee Austin College, member of Oklahoma Advisory Committee of Education, Presbyterian Church in U. S. Member Classical Association. Middle West and South. His home is at Durant, Okla.

Jesse J. Dunn was born in Channahon, Ill., October 2, 1867. He was educated in the public schools of his native state and in the Illinois State Normal School, later taking a course in a business college at Garden City, Kans., and graduated from the law school of the University of Kansas in 1893. He served as county attorney of Woods County, Oklahoma Territory, from 1897 to 1901. In 1904 he was chosen chairman of the democratic territorial committee and advanced to the chairmanship of the democratic state committee in 1906, in which capacity he directed the campaign for the election of delegates to the constitutional convention and wrote the platform on which the contest of that campaign was waged. He was elected an Associate Justice of the state supreme court in 1907 and continued to serve as a member of that tribunal until his resignation in 1913. Since his retirement from the bench Judge Dunn has been practicing his profession at Oakland, Calif.

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